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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu-compatible i7 laptop for ~800?

    Bump - in the meantime I've found another that seems good! Any other suggestions would be hugely appreciated :)

    Asus N56VM: 800, seems to check all boxes except spare HDD bay....
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    [ubuntu] Ubuntu-compatible i7 laptop for ~800?

    I'm looking for new laptops with the intention of buying in the next few weeks. Here's my wishlist:

    Ubuntu-compatible i7, preferably Ivy Bridge Nvidia GFX Blu Ray Spare 2.5" bay for SSD Decent...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Hardware for top-notch computer system built as an entertainment center?

    If you're just looking for something that will play videos very well, it's worth mentioning that you don't need to spend a lot of money any more. The Raspberry Pi, which retails for about 30, has...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Filesystem is read-only in recovery mode?

    Thanks, this worked. Why on earth would you want a read-only filesystem in recovery mode? It's ridiculous.

    Any explanation as to why the recovery mode does not allow you to fix anything would be...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to download and extract a file

    In this case the commands you would need to use are (modified very slightly from above)

    tar -xf otrs-3.1.7.tar.gz -C /opt

    (wget is simple,...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Power cut while repartitioning - how to repair?

    Thanks for the reply. I'm running it now but don't know what to do exactly - I'm just running the default scan (which I think is actually searching for lost partitions). I'll scout around the menus...
  7. [ubuntu] Power cut while repartitioning - how to repair?

    OK, it wasn't a power cut. It was a vicious attempt at sabotage by someone else in the household. (Why would you do such a thing?) Anyway, here's my situation.

    I was moving my "data" partition -...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Unity panel gone after updates

    Yep, it turned out to be the driver! The old "blame the binary blob" works a treat...

    These are the steps I took (posting for anyone else with the same issue caused by a PPA):

    Go into System...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Unity panel gone after updates

    Happy to try this if it could help - do I just remove that package, remove/deactivate PPA, install one from normal repos, reboot? Thanks :)

    Tried this a few times, no help :( Thanks for the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Unity panel gone after updates

    Now that my PC's finished its computathon, I can get back to this. Thanks for the replies :)

    Thanks, will try that :)

    The panel does appear to be gone. When I organise my desktop, the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Unity panel gone after updates

    Bump - still having this problem. (Added a TL;DR to the post above.)
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    [SOLVED] Unity panel gone after updates

    Installed a hundred updates, Unity 3D panel gone.
    64-bit Ubuntu 12.04, nVidia drivers from a PPA, no other modifications.
    Things work fine in Unity 2D, but broken for all users in Unity...
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    [SOLVED] Re: PS3 EYE Webcam Driver

    Video currently works out of the box. Sound can be a little more dodgy but this guide seems to fix it:

    (only requires running two...
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    [ubuntu] Re: PS3 Eye camera microphone not working

    This fixed the problem for me! Many thanks :)
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Can't read or write to Android phone - ICS

    Ah, I found a fix for this and forgot to update. MTP still doesn't work but I found flashable zip that forces it to use USB Mass Storage (so I can't test MTP easily any more, AFAIK). For anyone...
  16. [ubuntu] Can't read or write to Android phone - ICS

    I have a Samsung Galaxy SII and upgraded it to Android 4.0 today. When I plug it in, it's instantly recognised and my files show up perfectly (using MTP).

    However, an error appears whenever I try...
  17. Re: Wallpaper \ Background changing with Unity Ubuntu 11.10

    Works nicely! Took some playing to get it to change at first, but now it works well. (I had to change the wallpaper in the normal Settings option to "Contest" before it worked.)
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Reinstalling: can I own my current files?

    Thanks a lot guys! Yes, I've made a new user and it seems to run fine. I'll be trying this for sure :)

    But one thing that still seems not to work is deep file searching. I thought Unity had a full...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Reinstalling: can I own my current files?

    Ah, so the first user on any install should automatically get the same ID? That's very useful! Thank you :)

    On a side note, would you happen to know any way to get a list of all packages installed...
  20. [ubuntu] Reinstalling: can I own my current files?

    I have a problem with my install of Ubuntu. Several problems, actually. It looks like a helluva lot of junk has built up in my settings and who knows where else! :p

    Basically what I...
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    [ubuntu] Banshee fails to sync iPod

    I have an iPod Classic 160GB, latest gen. It works perfectly (or at least reliably) in Rhythmbox with Ubuntu 10.10. Now in Banshee in 11.04 it doesn't work at all.

    I tried connecting it to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 11.04 is SLOW

    Mine was running slowly - not stupidly slowly but slowly nonetheless - until I found out about this bug:

    Basically, having icons of certain...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Canon MP600 not working after Lucid upgrade

    You could try some parts of this guide for the MP600R -

    Note that a lot of it is trying to get it working on the network. (The key may just be...
  24. Re: Howto: Create iPod-compatible m4b audiobooks with chapters and cover

    Thank you, been looking for something like this for quite some time! A very useful tool indeed. Thank you very much :)
  25. [all variants] What do I need - a hub, switch or router?

    I'm trying to set up a little network in one room, but I'm not sure which device needs to fill the gap.

    Essentially, I have a perfect Internet connection coming in via Ethernet. This works...
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